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Tag: Tournament Strategy

Shoving All In on the River for Value or As a Bluff

The all-in shove on the river is a bet necessarily made for value or as a bluff. Aaron Hendrix discusses factors to consider in both situations.

Becoming Aggressive During Short-Handed Play

When a poker tournament gets short-handed, that's the time to step up the aggression and take advantage of short stacks' tight play.

An Introduction to Bankroll Management

Matthew Pitt begins a three-part series with some tips regarding bankroll management and how the size of your bankroll should relate to the games you play.

Hold’em with Holloway, Vol. 6: A Chip and a Chair Story with “SirWatts”

PokerNews Senior Editor and WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway shares stories and strategies playing mid-limit poker in his series "Hold'em with Holloway."

Be Prepared: Create A Strategic Plan For Poker Success Tonight

Before a poker session, write out a "strategic plan" listing particular ideas and strategies you wish to execute when you play.

Does Your Opponent Have a Flush? Here’s How to Tell

There is a common tell especially among recreational players that can clue you in quickly whether a player has made a flush, as Robert Woolley explains.

Making Opponents Uncomfortable with Late-Position Limping

Limping in -- especially from late position -- is often said to be a weak play. But in fact circumstances can sometimes make the play an effective option.

2014 WSOP Main Event Hand Analysis: Battling With a Whole Bunch of Nothing

Two players battle over a big pot in a hand from Day 5 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event -- with both holding a whole bunch of nothing.

The “Ten-to-One Rule” in Tournament Poker

Josh Cahlik shares a good-to-know rule of thumb for final tables concerning how to handle heads-up spots against significantly short-stacked opponents.

Caution! Running Good Can Be Bad For Your Game

Matthew Pitt points out how enjoying a hot streak at the tables can distract you from analyzing your play, thus opening yourself up to making mistakes.

Phil Ivey at the Feature Table: Two Hands from the 2014 WSOP Main Event, Day 4

Aaron Hendrix takes a look at two interesting hands involving Phil Ivey from Day 4 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event featured in ESPN's coverage.

Thinking Poker: Getting Started With Hand Reading, Part 2

Andrew Brokos continues his discussion of how to get started with hand reading -- or, as he says, "range reading" -- and increase your profits at the table.

To Defeat a Poker Bully, You Only Need to Know This One Secret

It's tempting either to try to "out-bully" aggressive players or to tighten up against them. But there's a third, better option, as Robert Woolley explains.

Thinking Poker: Getting Started With Hand Reading, Part 1

Andrew Brokos of the Thinking Poker podcast provides the first of a two-part series introducing the topic of hand reading.

Making Moves: The Stop-and-Go in Tournament Poker

The "stop-and-go" play gives short-stacked players in tournaments another possible option besides the all-in shove.

Poker Tell Advice for Beginning Players

Poker author Zachary Elwood (Reading Poker Tells, Verbal Poker Tells) offers some valuable tips to new players regarding the significance of tells.

Understanding Floating in Position

We often hear poker pros refer to "floating" with calls of bets when in position. What does the move actually entail? Josh Cahlik explains.

Hold’em with Holloway, Vol. 5: What is Proper Accumulator Strategy?

PokerNews Senior Editor and WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway shares stories and strategies playing mid-limit poker in his series "Hold'em with Holloway."

Big Stack Play in Early-to-Middle Stages of Tournaments

Accumulating a big stack during the early-to-middle stages of a tournament gives you more options, but be smart about how you wield those chips.

Circle of Life, Circle of Death: Depletion and Replenishment in Multi-Table Tournaments

Darrel Plant examines the effect of depletion in multi-table tournaments and subsequent need for replenishment in order to maintain the poker "ecology."

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